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PeterJ
Apr 7th 2010, 10:25 PM
I was reading of female called lilith in Wiki, which it states shes in diffent bible versions.
They say she was adam wife, but we know eve was adam wife.
Also she may of been the snake in the garden it states. Is she a myth or what?
What verses do you have of Lilith?

markedward
Apr 7th 2010, 10:39 PM
I was reading of female called lilith in Wiki, which it states shes in diffent bible versions.The woman "Lilith" is not in any versions of the Bible.


They say she was adam wife, but we know eve was adam wife.
Also she may of been the snake in the garden it states. Is she a myth or what?"Lilith" is entirely mythical. She is the result of the history of Scripture being combined with false pagan stories.

crawfish
Apr 7th 2010, 11:25 PM
It's a very old story (probably around 1500BC). We first hear of it from early midrash (ancient Jewish bible commentary). Genesis 1 says that God created them male and female, then Genesis 2 says a suitable helper for man was not found so God created woman from Adam's rib. Some early rabbis felt that God must've created some other female in the Genesis 1 time frame that was not found to be suitable. The legend grew, based on the attributes of Babylonian and Caananite goddesses, that the first woman was Lilith who would not accept her place in creation and was cast out of Eden. In these legends, she became the mother of the nephilim.

Lilith has been used throughout history as a "scarecrow" to get children to behave. She represented vanity, and supposedly lived in mirrors and would pull vain young women through them. As mentioned in the previous post, she has no basis in the bible outside of some wild speculation based on an overly literal reading of the Genesis creation story.

PeterJ
Apr 7th 2010, 11:25 PM
The woman "Lilith" is not in any versions of the Bible.

"Lilith" is entirely mythical. She is the result of the history of Scripture being combined with false pagan stories.

Why do they make her up? they cant benefit from it.

markedward
Apr 7th 2010, 11:37 PM
We don't know why they up this story, only that they did.

crawfish
Apr 7th 2010, 11:49 PM
Why do they make her up? they cant benefit from it.

Why do people make anything up? I'm guessing it was an attempt to bring clarity to some things God had made ambiguous, but that's just speculation. Note that there were temples to the Caananite goddess Asherah in Israel on and off throughout its early history. It's not like they were ignorant of or unaffected by the religions of the surrounding nations.